Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Organize your Stuff (round 5): WOYWW 156

Happy Bloggiversary WOYWW! Thank you Julia (currently in beautiful Turkey taking care of her parents) for the awesome idea of sharing your desk with the world and then letting us share ours in return!

Here is our desk with our first ever ATC (2.5 x 3.5 inch card).
Here is the close up of the card that Creative Me created. (blog candy buddy, contact us at
Stamps:Tim Holtz; Ink: CTMH, glitter paint:Tattered Angels
Paper: CTMH & unkown scrap
It is not very adorned, but it is our first. As a part of this celebration, we are doing a world wide swap, and the POW wanted to keep Creative Me’s work under wraps (shhhh) until it could be sent off, unless our exchange mate wants this one. Trust us, it is awesome! Stop by Julia’s Stamping Ground to wish her a happy anniversary, or to see a desk or ATC or two!

(*The POW’s Warning: the rest is family stuff. Scroll to the end if only here for the desk!*)

Trying to keep this short this week! Life on the Front continues to go. We see less of Fabulous Spouse, as he is busy adjusting to life on the General’s staff, and going to work before 8AM and getting off by 11PM if he is lucky. We guess that is the price of war. *sigh* (week two and no pictures…*double sigh*) So, Oldest Child took a picture of us typing on Facebook to Fabulous Spouse, our primary communication.

As for the family, it was Memorial Weekend here in the States. Originally, we had planned on going camping, but the weather bunnies threatened rain and 5000ft snow levels, and while we do not mind camping in the rain, the line is drawn at freezing rain and snow. So, we decided that using the new fire pit and roasting marshmallows would be good enough.

Girl Friday caught our supper on Saturday while at a Trout Farm birthday party.

Sunday, Oldest Child went hiking, and the rest of us cleaned, until we got invited to a Mexican and Marshmallows dinner at one of Girl Friday’s friend’s house. Everyone but Oldest Child went (he was content to vegetate with the Xbox and not move after a very steep 8+ miles in 4.5 hours)Spouse is not the only one to forget to document life)

The rest of the time, we keep finding Illusive Middle Child and Girl Friday holding our new ipod hostage.  It was our birthday present last week, but it is their new favorite toy! LOL, at least they are sharing!

Have a great day!

Other than that, it has been pretty quiet. Or we keep forgetting to take pictures! (Guess that Fabulous


Annie said...

I'm chuckling here...I remember catching trout as a little girl too...happy memories :-)
Happy 3rd WOYWW birthday.
A x #89

CraftygasheadZo said...

Another great post! Take care & enjoy this special WOYWW. Zo xx 43

jill said...

Wish our supermakets would have displays like they do in the states. When a great way to celebrate Memorial Weekend with the display of cereals.
Happy 3rd anniversary woyww. jill #64

Erika said...

Whoop whoop it's me, it's me! Will contact you shortly Scrappnbee. Thanks for sharing, love your desk.
Hugs Erika. #101

Spyder said...

Well done on your first ATC, it's Brilliant, I'm just rubbish and a scarrrrdy cat! I really didn't think my last woyww projects were very good at all,
Great crafty desk you have too!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

lots going on on your desk!!! so fun

RosC said...

Hi Brenda. Thanks for your lovely comment. The ATC that you all created looks great - I'm a first time ATC maker too.
Take care,
Ros. #102

Twiglet said...

Fab post.
Happy WOYWW 3rd anniversary.
We have made some fab blogging friends through our mad blog hop haven't we!!
Have a great week. x Jo

April said...

The ATC is fab! I'm a newbie to ATC's too, it's been nice to have a go! Happy WoYwW 3rd Anniversary, and here's to many more :o) x April #95

SueH said...

Happy WOYWW Anniversary Amanda!

I don’t blame you for not wanting to camp in the snow, a log cabin may be but not a tent….I’m afraid I like my creature comforts, Lol.

You ATC looks amazing and I’m sure that whoever receives it will be thrilled to bits.

Happy Crafting!

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

Cute ATC :)

Annie said...

Hi Brenda. Happy WOYWW anniversary. Love your desk with lots of crafty stuff, love the 'Purpose' sentiment. Super ATC too and fabulous to have a worldwide share. Thank you for comments you left on my blog. I am now your newest follower so I can keep up to date with your creations. Crafty hugs.......Annie : )

Diana Taylor said...

So much going on on your desk - and what a great ATC, I love the glitter effect.
Thanks for stopping by my desk and hope you have a great week.

mark gould said...

Happy woyww, the atc looks great, It looks like quite a few people are making them for the first time, Im so glad Im not alone ;)

505whimsygirl said...

Your desk looks ready for business! The ATC is great, by the way!

Oh, I hope things slow down for your hubby though - maybe not so long hours eventually......

Hugs, Kay #138

Helen said...

Happy WOYWW - love the ATC. Helen, 8

May said...

Love your posts... great ATC... have a happy week... Hugs May x x x#4

Jacqueline said...

Yes I am a wee bit miffed about the journal pages, but I didn't totally loose them, but at least now I know what NOT to do!

Thanks for the lovely comments,


Jackie #115

AnnieC said...

Hi there, I'm lagging behind a bit, but Happy WOYWW anniversary! I have serious workdesk envy BTW! Annie X

VonnyK said...

Beautiful card. Happy 3rd anniversary and have a great week.
Von #20

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Loved your ATC - you'd never know you'd never made one before!!
The pic of your daughter and her trout is fantastic - I used to go beach fishing with my dad all the time when I was young, fab times! I really like the way your kids are active outside and not glued to screens the whole time!
Hugs, LLJ 65 xx

Angela Coles said...

fabulous ATC

many blessings from Angela

MaggieC said...

I love the way you flip from personality to personality. It really brings your desk to life. I have an ATC ready to send off to you, so if you could send me your snail mail address, I will get it into the post. Happy WOYWW. Love Maggie #99

karen said...

Your desk looks so crafty and creative! Love it!
And you have made a great ATC! I especially love the glitter :)
Thanks for visiting me earlier and Happy WOYWW Anniversary!
xoxo Karen

fairy thoughts said...

greatcreative desk, I would love to know what is in the folder at the back... is it stamps.
great atc hard to beleive it is your first
janet #43

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

That was your first ATC? Seriously? It is awesome. Happy day after WOYWW from #2.

Queen Of Toys said...

Ah the memories of the service, thank goodness I have been away from it for many many years it is now a life of a former life. LOL Civvies street is so different. I have a friend who has a problem with a US solider we cant solve, but that is a long story. So loved your photos this week. Please stay happy and safe, best of wishes to your traveling loved one OS.

Happy 3rd Anniversary WOYWW
Eliza #140

Elizabeth said...

Apologies for being so late in getting around to visiting you, the Jubilee celebrations are to blame, but finally here. Your ATC looks lovely - like the stamp. Elizabeth x #94

Ali said...

Congrats on your first go at making ATCs - warning they are addictive! :lol:

Thanks for your comment on my blog - I emailed you, as requested, for your address to send your ATC to but haven't heard back from you.

Ali #86